Thursday, August 25, 2016

Memphis in the Summer


We have had some interesting weather patterns here lately. Lots of rain, lots of sun, and more localized cloudbursts than I can remember ever before. Memphis weather not only inspires conversations, but also poetry.  (Didn't see that coming, did you?)

My sister was inspired to compose a haiku about this year's weather. When she suggested I illustrate it, I knew just what to do! Some of my new favorite dies came in to play.



I lovelovelove the raindrops from the Umbrella Weather Framelits! As you might guess, though, keeping lots of itty bitty drops from being lost while work is in progress can be challenging. My solution: 
A sticky note with the adhesive die up keeps all those lovely drops handy, findable, and off of my sleeves and lap. And floor...they do like to travel if they get the chance!

What do you think?
I'd love to see art inspired by your weather!

            ~Valli


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Monday, August 15, 2016

Shake, Spin, and Shine!

Have I mentioned that the 2016-2017 catalog is my favorite catalog from the past five years?  Look at this:




Put those dies with this stamp set:

Shooting Star Clear-Mount Stamp Set


Oh-so-cute! (And they are sold separately AND as a Bundle which gives you a 10% discount!)

But I can't stop there. I had to add a shaker window to my card. Here it is:

I love interactive cards! This card spins and has a fun shaker element.
 Confession time:  It's usually best to use an acetate window sheet for the shaker window, but I didn't have a piece big enough for this card. (Note to self, order more window sheets!) I stole a clear envelope from my stash, cut it apart, sandwiched a piece between two layers of printer paper, and was able to punch a perfect piece to use as a window. I also didn't have any sequins in the proper colors, so I snuck some out of my Banner Surprise Paper Pumpkin kit. I wanted more stars, so I grabbed my favorite punch, the Confetti Stars Border, and a sheet of Silver Foil Paper (didn't have to sneak or steal, what a relief!) and have lots and lots of lovely silver stars.

I hope you are having some happy stamping time, too!


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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Thank You!

Well, I had to take an unplanned sabbatical from stamping (sad), but I'm back to my bliss (happy dance)! I hope to have some new projects with products from the 2016-2017 Catalog to show off soon.

Thank you to all of my customers and stamping friends! I have recently received notice from Stampin' Up that there have been some "No contact" orders from my store. Thanks, mystery customers!!

Here's my 2016 In-Colors Bookmark:

I love the new colors!!

Don't have a catalog yet? Let me know!

Happy Stamping!


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